2024 Acura TLX Returns with Elegance and a Slimmer Model Lineup

2024 Acura TLX Returns with Elegance and a Slimmer Model Lineup

The stylish sports car is back for 2024. It starts at $46,195 and comes with more standard features and a shiny new grille.

The new 2024 TLX starts at $46,195 for the base model, which is the front-wheel-drive TLX with the Technology package. It costs a lot more than the base model from before, which cost $41,245, but only $950 more than the 2023 TLX Technology. There are also trims that cost between $1000 and $1250 more. The $51,195 A-Spec now comes standard with SH-AWD, and the $58,195 Type S speed model costs more.

The second-generation TLX compact luxury car gets a light redesign for the middle model year. The focus is on what Acura says its customers like most about the sedan: its big, elegant exterior and lots of features inside. The general shape of the TLX hasn’t changed—why fix something that looked so good as it is?—but the 2024 models get new, even more sparkling frameless grilles, more color choices, and, in this case, a simpler model lineup.

A Less Complex TLX Setup

From the very basic base model to the very limited Type S PMC Edition, there were almost two hands’ worth of trims to choose from in 2023. It’s easy to see why customers asked Acura to make things easier. There were options for front- or all-wheel drive, as well as speed packages. The Technology package is now standard for 2024, but it can only be bought with front-wheel drive. There are also A-Spec and Type S types, both of which have all-wheel drive.

The new grille for the base and A-Spec TLX (above) has a bigger diamond mesh pattern that sparkles like a spiderweb covered in dew. The Type S (top) has a tighter pattern. The grilles on both of them are glossy black. Behind the Acura logo is a new antenna that can’t be seen but will be very useful. An all-around camera is also on the Type S. The TLX and A-Spec come with dark gray 19-inch split five-spoke wheels. The Type S, on the other hand, has shiny black 20-inch wheels. While both cars were shown with all-season tires, the TLX Type S can also be bought with high-performance summer tires on copper 20-inch wheels.

The A-Spec gets a new bumper and round exhaust tips on the back. The Type S stays the same, but the spoiler can be made of carbon fiber instead of plastic. It already has a more powerful diffuser and four tips. Urban Gray Pearl, a new color, is only available on the A-Spec and Type S. The darker Liquid Carbon Metallic, which we first saw on the MDX, is now available on the TLX with the Technology package.

There’s Nothing New Under the Hood

Don’t think that any of the TLX models will have big changes in how well they run. The Technology and A-Spec both have the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. However, the A-Spec is quieter because it has thicker rugs, more noise-canceling padding, and acoustic glass in the front doors. The Type S keeps its turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. However, the modes have been changed so that the sporty settings make the throttle respond faster. The cars come with a 10-speed automatic transmission that works with both engine choices.

When you step inside, you’ll find a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a matching 12.3-inch center screen. That’s 20% more screen than the 2023 models, and more importantly, it responds faster to inputs. You can choose a red or black leather interior, or Pearly Orchid for the Type S. Phone connectivity is normal, and Amazon Alexa is now built into the TLX. There are now charging ports for people in the back seats, and all models come with a wireless charge pad.

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